All profitable PSUs to be listed on bourses: Patil

To provide aam admi a share in the PSU boom..

PTI | February 22, 2010



The government today expressed its resolve to divest stake in PSUs and said that all profitable public sector enterprises would be listed on the stock exchanges with at least 10 per cent public holding.

"For providing the common man an opportunity to share in the growth of the central public sector enterprises, the government has decided to list profitable companies on the stock exchanges through a public offer of at least 10 per cent of the equity," President Pratibha Patil said in her address to the joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament.

Until now, the UPA government in its second term has listed two energy PSUs-NHPC and Oil India-on the stock exchanges.

Along with listing profitable public sector companies, the Government has also decided to increase public holding in listed profitable companies to at least 10 per cent.

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